The work of the experts in the various activities of the European ITS Platform has produced a significant number of deliverables and reached important achievements.
In this section the major achievements of the European ITS Platform are presented. A summary of the achievements is provided below. For more information on each achievement please click the respective "Read more" button.
This page will constantly be enriched with further articles on the achievements of the various activities of the European ITS Platform.
The Reference Handbook constitutes an essential basis for a harmonised and cross-border implementation of ITS services. It has been created by ITS experts and practitioners and refined in a commentary process by member states experts. The innovations introduced ensure that the content is comprehensive and up to date, as well as underpin its credibility and relevance.
The EIP Evaluation group is an extensive and long-established community which brings the 5 ITS Deployment Corridors (Arc Atlantique, Crocodile, MedTIS, Next ITS and Ursa Major) together with national evaluation experts and stakeholders from all across Europe in order to harmonise approaches and outputs and to present a coherent picture of the impact of ITS deployment on the European road network. The Evaluation Group also maintains a suite of publicly accessible evaluation support related tools and resources to support the ITS community, such as the comprehensive evaluation library and the ever-growing Evaluation Toolkit.
From 2016 to 2021 the EU EIP project has monitored the development of National Access Points (NAPs) and National Bodies (NB) and contributed to its harmonization across Europe. The project has produced five Annual NAP reports describing the state of the art of NAPs and NBs in Europe. Furthermore the project contributed to harmonisation of NAPs and NBs through the development of a metadata catalogue, uniform Declarations of Compliance and a set of Common Features and Level of Service of NAPs.
From 2016 to 2021 the EU EIP project has carried out a feasibility study of the so-called East West Corridor (EWC), connecting Ireland and the UK via the Benelux and Germany to Poland, the Baltic States and Finland. The project aimed at studying the feasibility of seamless, continuous and harmonized ITS services on the EWC, including a first pilot implementation of a dedicated intermodal route planner for the East West Corridor. Other activities carried out are an inventory of ITS projects on this corridor, including a GIS tool and an inventory of traffic management centres and cross-border traffic management plans on this corridor.
EU EIP sub-activity 4.1 elaborated a set of quality frameworks for several ITS data and service domains. These frameworks, called the Quality Packages, add quality aspects to parallel ITS implementation and pilot projects across Europe.
Automated driving is possible for an automated vehicle only when it resides in the Operational Design Domain ODD that it has been planned for. The road operators can facilitate automated driving on their road networks by making the physical and digital infrastructure fulfil the requirements of these ODDs. EU EIP activity thereby focused on identifying the ODD attributes of highly automated vehicles in cooperation with EC and CEDR actions and succeeded in providing a comprehensive list of the physical and digital infrastructure related as well as other ODD attributes relevant for the road authorities and operators.
With the current growth and investment in automated driving it is important that road authorities and operators are participating and informed. The scope of our activities was to prepare road authorities and operators to make decisions on facilitating automated driving and automating their own core business. The expert group on automating road operators’ own ITS was part of EU EIP sub-activity 4.2 - Facilitating Automated Driving.
Integrating C-ITS into road operators’ day-to-day business is pivotal for the expert group working on Cooperative ITS Services Deployment Support (Sub-Activity 4.4). Road authority and operator experts from ten European countries contribute directly to the output of the group which mainly consists of guiding material and reports.
Over 300 experts from 21 different countries gathered in Utrecht on 14 and 15 November to exchange views on 'Traffic Management in a changing world' during the ITS Forum 2018. High- level policy-makers and leading industry experts shared their ideas on strategy, policy, trends and developments and ways on how to apply new technologies in the world of traffic management. Public and private stakeholders involved in road traffic management took the opportunity to join in this discussion, share knowledge, create new opportunities and make important steps in European policy development together.
EU EIP organises a series of Webinars presenting the achievements of the Platform and fostering the discussion on the future of road mobility. Click the button below to visit the dedicated website of the EU EIP Web ITS Forum, register for upcoming events and view the recordings of previous events.